Date of Award

4-1992

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Psychology

First Advisor

Dr. Roger Ulrich

Second Advisor

Dr. Alan Poling

Third Advisor

Dr. Neil Kent

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access

Abstract

The present paper is a review of behavioral self-control literature with self-control defined as the choice of a larger, more delayed reinforcer over a smaller, less delayed reinforcer. The paper includes a self-control experiment in which the subjects were adolescent males labelled Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. The results show higher levels of self-control than those generally seen in similar subject populations. Self-control literature in behavioral psychology is examined and explanations for varying results are discussed.

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